Love & Devotion


Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Apr 1, 2013
    The past is somehow devoured, processed and regurgitated to form a completely refreshing and new substance; this is heavenly stuff that marks a departure from the modern sound.
  2. Mar 20, 2013
    Retro styling contextualises Love and Devotion and, crucially, the album's story is delivered with an emotional heft that many current producers aspiring to hypermodernity would do well to note.
  3. Mar 20, 2013
    Even when downcast, Love & Devotion is a sensual, lively record and anyone mourning the death of Air France should find much to enjoy here.
  4. Mar 25, 2013
    Love & Devotion is a quality departure from solid musicians that should stand as a stark lesson to the armies of artists out there producing dreamy, '80s-inspired synth-pop of lesser quality.
  5. Mar 20, 2013
    As an independently made pop album, the debut of a new project and, essentially, an experiment, Love and Devotion may have weaker moments, but is very well accomplished overall.
  6. Mar 26, 2013
    For now, Heterotic stands as a yet another promising venture from one of the most consistently surprising minds in electronic music.
  7. Q Magazine
    Mar 20, 2013
    A sombre listen, but a rewarding one. [Apr 2013, p.103]
  8. The Wire
    Apr 5, 2013
    Nick Talbot of Gravenhurst sings over roughly half the album, but his melodies are about as memorable as weak tea. [Mar 2013, p.64]

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